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ACBS is Hiring!

ACBS Seeks Candidates for the Position of Membership Coordinator The Antique and Classic Boat Society, headquartered in Clayton, New York, seeks an enthusiastic, organized, customer service-minded person for the position of Membership Coordinator. This position reports to the Executive Director and helps with all essential functions of the society, but specifically is tasked with maintaining…

Elite’s Story

By John Vorhies, North Coast Ohio chapter The week before the Huron Annual meeting/show in September of 2018 the 1939 Chris-Craft triple we had owned for 27 years was sold.  We surely enjoyed the many show and events that we participated in with Sashay. She was certainly a beautiful preservation piece. We found ourselves using…

Muskoka Stories

By Chris Bullen, Toronto Chapter  I’m inviting ACBS members to join us in March for a great new series on wooden boats. Last summer, the Muskoka Steamship and Discovery Centre gathered some volunteers, including ACBS Toronto Chapter members, each with a helpful skill to go around the Muskoka Lakes to film the unique boats in…

LYBATION

By Steve Schilling, Buckeye Chapter While driving from Buckeye Lake to Columbus, Ohio, on May 14, 1997, I noticed a 26’ Lyman Cruisette on its original cradle on a flatbed trailer. I remember the hull being freshly painted and looked perfect. I had just sold my 1972 26’ Lyman soft top, and I felt this…

Virtual Winter Workshop Streams March 5th

The ACBS Toronto Chapter invites all members to participate in their Winter Workshop on March 5th. The 2022 Winter Workshop will once again be an online virtual video presentation. While we can’t get together for this popular educational event, ACBS-Toronto is still bringing you three topics of interest in this online video presentation. Dwight Boyd…

My Girl

by Mitch Berg member of ACBS In 1962 my brother and I were trying to talk our Dad into buying a used 61 Coronado Gull Wing. Dad said NO MORE USED BOATS! In the spring of 1963, much to our surprise, our Dad purchased a brand new 1963 Coronado Hardtop. We picked it up in…

Wood-Ya

by  Raymond Reynolds member of the Lake Hopatcong chapter Photos by Bob Kays I was introduced to wooden boats at an early age. My wife became a boater when she married me. At the time of our marriage I owned a 1942, 17′ Century Sea Maid. I sold it a few years later. It would…

It’s not about the Boat

By Robert Little, Nor Cal/Lake Tahoe Chapter I own my dad’s 1962 Besotes, but my story isn’t about my boat, but the cool pictures my dad captured in 1958 when he was probably 17 or 18. My family has lived in Stockton CA for a long time.  In 1958 a “boat racing regatta” was held…